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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Provincetown Schools Receive $100,000 Grant to Improve Ventilation & Air Quality

Provincetown Schools received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to improve ventilation and air quality in both school facilities located at Winslow Street and in the Early Learning Center.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant to help upgrade and improve the overall air quality in both of our facilities,” said Interim Superintendent Gerry Goyette. “I want to thank DESE for awarding us these funds and look forward to more opportunities to improve our school facilities in the future.”

Projects funded with this grant will include: replacement of inoperable windows in multiple classrooms, upgrades of the HVAC control system with sensors and other needed equipment, and installation of new mini-splits for heating/cooling and an air exchange system for the infant/toddler classrooms.

The purpose of this targeted Improving Ventilation and Air Quality in Public School Buildings Grant program is to address inequitable school facilities' needs and repairs for improved ventilation and indoor air-quality to support healthy learning environments.

These funds must be used for stand-alone air quality improvement activities as well as to supplement other ongoing air quality improvement activities, as long as fund use is aligned with the grant purpose and priorities described above and that have reasonable likelihood of being sustained (and/or having impact) beyond the grant period.

Provincetown International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools educates lifelong learners who are committed to growing a peaceful world through social justice and international mindedness. 

Students’ intercultural understanding is built through academic study, acts of integrity, and learning how people are locally, nationally, and internationally interdependent. Provincetown IB Schools embraces the philosophy and ideals of the International Baccalaureate teaching philosophy, believing that learning occurs best in an authentic, child-centered environment where students, families, and teachers work collaboratively. Provincetown IB Schools recognizes that learning is an ongoing process, occurring in phases that vary among individuals and, for learning to be measured accurately, the assessment must be authentic and meaningful.

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